“South Africa accused Israel [last] Thursday of carrying out genocide in Gaza and demanded that the U.N.'s top court order an emergency suspension of Israel's devastating military campaign in the Palestinian enclave. On the first of two days of hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), South Africa said Israel's offensive, which has demolished much of the coastal enclave and killed more than 23,000 people according to Gaza health authorities, aimed to bring about ‘the destruction of the population’ of Gaza.” Reuters
“Israel [last] Friday rejected as false and ‘grossly distorted’ accusations brought by South Africa at the U.N.'s top court that its military operation in Gaza is a state-led genocide campaign against Palestinians. Arguing it was acting to defend itself and was fighting Hamas, not the Palestinian population, Israel called on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to dismiss the case as groundless.” Reuters
The left is critical of the civilian toll from Israel’s military campaign, but divided as to whether it amounts to genocide.